Is Charlie Whitehurst an Underrated Bargaining Chip for San Diego Chargers?

March 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

2006 third-round draft pick Charlie Whitehurst has found himself mired at the bottom of San Diego’s depth chart. 
The team has its long term answer at quarterback in Philip Rivers, one of four players to earn MVP votes in 2009.  Behind him they are also extremely well served with Billy Volek entrenched in the backup role.
The duo has given the team tremendous strength and depth at the position, but it has also wedged Charlie Whitehurst out of any chance at taking snaps in a San Diego uniform.
He has shown all the tools to be a starting quarterback.  At 6’4’’ and 220 pounds, he has the athleticism and fluidity to build on.  Were San Diego to lose Volek, Whitehurst has shown enough that they would probably be comfortable inserting him into the number two role. 
Whitehurst went into this offseason a restricted free agent.  San Diego assigned him the lowest tender, which means a team would have to part with a pick fr...

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